20 June 451 At the battle of Châlons, in what is now France, Roman general Aetius inflicts the first defeat on Attila the Hun.  20 June 1631: Algerian pirates sack an Irish village Corsairs attack Baltimore, on Ireland’s south-west coast, and kidnap 100 people The corsairs struck at two o’clockContinue Reading

19 June 1250  After her canonisation by Pope Innocent IV, the remains of St Margaret of Scotland were moved to Dunfermline Abbey. She died in 1093, three days after her husband, Malcolm III, and her son, Edward, were killed in battle at Alnwick. 19 June 1269 The French king LouisContinue Reading

In our latest everything you wanted to know episode, Dr John Jacob Woolf answers listener questions on Edwardian Britain. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, he touches on subjects ranging from suffrage, labour movements, empire and international relations, to leisure time, childhood and roller-skating. https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/7/2022/06/EdwardiansEverything-b1b0c63.mp3 Journal of Human Hypertension Ad. Use PAYONEERContinue Reading

17 June 1040  Following the death of his half-brother, Harold Harefoot, Harthacnut landed at Sandwich with 62 ships to claim the throne of England. One of his first acts as king was to have his predecessor’s body dug up and thrown into a bog. 17 June 1239  Birth in theContinue Reading

What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth – short for ‘June nineteenth’ – is a celebration marking the moment in 1865 when enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, found out they were freed – more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. It is also known as Emancipation Day, Juneteenth IndependenceContinue Reading